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 for bumble
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bumble \Bum"ble\, n. [See Bump to boom.] (Zool.)
     The bittern. [Local, Eng.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bumble \Bum"ble\, v. i.
     To make a hollow or humming noise, like that of a bumblebee;
     to buzz; to cry as a bittern.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           As a bittern bumbleth in the mire.       --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bumble \Bum"ble\, v. i.
     to act ineptly or without clear understanding of what one is
     doing; to blunder; to stumble about; -- sometimes used with
     around.
     [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bumble \Bum"ble\, v. t.
     to bungle (a task).
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bumble
      v 1: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and
           we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult
           passage in the second movement" [syn: botch, bodge,
           bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub,
           screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle,
           fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up,
           bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up,
           fuck up]
      2: walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about" [syn:
         stumble, falter, bumble]
      3: speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his
         opponent enter the room" [syn: bumble, stutter,
         stammer, falter]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "bumble":
     be all thumbs, blow, blunder, blunder away, blunder into,
     blunder on, blunder upon, bobble, boggle, bollix, bombinate, botch,
     bum, bungle, butcher, buzz, commit a gaffe, drone, faux pas,
     flounder, fumble, lumber, lurch, mar, miscue, mucker, muddle, muff,
     murder, play havoc with, screw up, slip, snapper, spoil, strum,
     stumble, thrum, trip
  
  

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